Congrats on being able to decide between two amazing programs!!
I graduated from Beth El's accelerated program in August 2013.
I can't give you insight as far as capstone (we didn't have it). But I have no clue how I could have done it with how time intensive our program was.
As far as getting a job after post graduation my situation is different. I gave birth to my twins late October 2013, two weeks after passing my NCLEX and so did not even think about job hunting till January 2014.
There is a pediatric home health company in town that hires new grads and that's where a lot of my classmates have gone. I started working for the company in February and kept applying for other positions, mostly at the hospital I wanted on the floor I wanted.
I was persistent and I have to admit, it was hard to get rejection after rejection. (I only had one interview). However, I was just offered a position at the hospital I wanted, on the floor I wanted (the one place I had interviewed for about a month ago). I'm still reeling from the shock because it happened so serendipitously, and honestly, the field is my passion, and I really wanted to work for THAT particular hospital and on THAT particular floor.
In short, if you want to work in Colorado Springs go with Beth El. I asked around as far as nursing programs in town before I started this journey and a lot of RNs I talked to told me that Beth El has a great reputation in town.
All of my classmates are working. But the job market is tough. Some are still doing the pediatric home health, some work at the hospitals, some moved out of state for new grad programs (NICU, L&D, and OR), some are working psych nursing in town, and one is doing rehab at health south rehab which pays fantastic and really really loves!!
I hope that was helpful and I didn't ramble off topic. Haha.